What has happened today in the US can happen anywhere in the world. #CapitolBuilding
Many democratic countries are sitting on a tinderbox. We've had increasing inequality being misused for political gain through misinformation. The role of Social Media +
I wrote in @ForeignPolicy about this and offered some solutions
@nixxin Depends on the leader... India has many states where there are heads capable of doing so
@nixxin Maybe , just maybe , the "democratic" system is being hurt by the construction of a two party system that is prevalent in these tinder boxes. Needless to say incumbents of both "parties" are equally responsible as they succumb to power vortexes created in places like Lutyens+
+ community standards/norms in line with national free speech laws, and mechanisms for ensuring they are enforced.
There needs to be greater accountability for drip feeding of hate. There are no easy answers here, but there's no doubt something needs to be done.
in not disabling the drip feeding of hate cannot be understated, whether through false propaganda and manipulation of trends on twitter, or the persistence of hate speech on Facebook and WhatsApp groups.
Social media platforms need to be further regulated by defining +
#AnxietyMakesMe stop eating, thinking, listening & understanding until I do something drastic like ignore all you mfs! 🤣 The only real thing that helps my anxiety is retreating into my own world until the outside world resembles something I can handle. #WednesdayVibes #anxiety
LESSON 2: A great belief system will lift up everyone around you.
“If you find that your belief system is not helping you grow, or is keeping you stagnated, then that’s a sign that something needs to change.” #wednesdaythought #AnxietyMakesMe #GoodWednesday @bayo__de